The Yankees avoided falling into second place in the American League East, but at what cost? In this season of key injuries, Derek Jeter is the latest to be pulled from a game. He left tonight’s 5-4 win against the Red Sox with an unspecified ankle injury. Jeter had been playing with a sore ankle for days but had always downplayed its severity. There’s still no word on whether he’ll miss significant time. The Yankees won behind three home runs and a strong start from David Phelps. Because the Orioles walked off against the Rays, the Yankees win assured another tie at the top of the division. Phelps delivered 5.2 innings, striking out five and allowing just one run. All of his outs either came on strikes or stayed in the infield. Curtis Granderson homered twice, including a solo shot to put the Yankees in the lead and a two-run homer to add late breathing room. Robinson Cano also homered, his career-high 30th of the season.
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